Definition of outgeneral in English:

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outgeneral

Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈjen(ə)rəl/

verb (outgenerals, outgeneraling, outgeneraled ; British outgenerals, outgeneralling, outgeneralled)

[with object]
Get the better of by superior strategy or tactics.
Example sentences
  • As John Adams would wryly say later, ‘In general, our generals were outgeneralled.’
  • The Surveyor at the front rank of tax assessment may have been outgeneralled by a small but active body of higher civil servants and interested industrialists.
  • He took over just before the first major offensive in 1950 and was outgeneralled.

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Syllabification: out·gen·er·al

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